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  PURCHASE THE ONE-OFF NARITA BOY: TECHNO EDITION AND PLAY A PART IN SAVING THE ARCADE WORLD
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04/19/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Monday, 19th April 2021 – Team17 and Studio Koba are today announcing the availability of the one-off Narita Boy: Techno Edition, a premium and exclusive edition of the critically acclaimed action-adventure game that launched on PC and consoles in March. Partnering with augmented reality pin specialists, Pinfinity, the Narita Boy: Techno Edition features a bespoke full-size Narita Boy arcade cabinet adorned with custom graphics – the only one available for private ownership in the world – a custom game controller, Narita Boy on all available platforms, a gift box of exclusive Narita Boy merchandise, the Narita Boy original game soundtrack, and a set of Narita Boy augmented reality pins by Pinfinity. The Narita Boy: Techno Edition is available for £7,999/$11,000/€9,185.

 

Only three other Narita Boy arcade cabinets will exist in the world, housed in games museums as part of the Saving The Arcade World campaign, a partnership between Team17, Studio Koba, The Strong: The National Museum of Play in New York, The National Videogames Museum in Sheffield, UK, and Arcade Vintage: Museo del VideoJuego in Alicante, Spain. All profits from the sale of the Narita Boy: Techno Edition will go to the campaign, which is raising funds for the institiutions’ games preservation projects.

For gamers who want to wield the power of the Trichroma and the Techno-Sword in the augumented reality world, Team17 has partnered with Pinfinity to craft an exclusive series of Narita Boy pin badges. By downloading the Pinfinity app on their iPhone or Android smartphones, they’ll be able see key animated sequences from the game, as well as hear some of the soundtrack.

Mich Davis, Head of Marketing Team17, said:

“After collaborating with Pinfinity on the Worms collection earlier this year, we were very pleased to have the opportunity to work with them again, not only on the Narita Boy augmented reality pins, but the Narita Boy: Techno Edition as well. The edition is a unique opportunity for a retro games fan to enjoy Narita Boy, as well as support the incredible work of our Saving The Arcade World partners, and we couldn’t be happier to host the sale via Pinfinity.”

 

Caleb Paullus, Co-Founder and CCO, Pinfinity, said:

"We are excited to be working with Team17 and Studio Koba to bring Narita Boy and the Digital Kingdom to life through our augmented reality pins. We love the game and its retro arcade vibes and hope the fans will be excited at what surprises they find when they receive and scan their limited edition pin set."

The Narita Boy: Techno Edition is available to buy directly from the Pinfinity website. Further information on the Saving The Arcade World is available from Team17’s site; share your arcade memories on social media with #SavingTheArcadeWorld. To keep up to date with all the information on Narita Boy please like Studio Koba on Facebook, follow the studio on Twitter and Instagram, and join us on Discord.


For more information please contact:

Jon Wilcox – Senior PR Manager – Team17

[email protected] / +44 (0) 7932 900 998

Sam Bishop – PR & Events Assistant – Team17

[email protected] / +44 (0) 7939349031

About Pinfinity
Pinfinity is revolutionising the world of pins and pin collecting through their patent-pending augmented reality platform which enables pins to come alive with animation, sound, and other interactive elements through their free mobile app. Founded by a team of experienced professionals with over one billion dollars in licensed direct to consumer product sales, Pinfinity pins feature top franchises in fandom and include Hasbro (Transformers, My Little Pony, Power Rangers, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, G.I. Joe), Henson Studios (Fraggle Rock, Farscape, The Dark Crystal), Tetris, Capcom (Street Fighter), Bandai-Namco (Pac-Man) and more. You can keep up-to-date on all things Pinfinity through their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, as well as www.pins.ar and www.pinfinityar.com

About Studio Koba

Studio Koba is an independent game development studio founded in 2016 by Eduardo Fornieles, a concept artist, visual developer and storyteller. Their desire is to create unique and strange experiences for players.


About Team17 Group plc

Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Floated on AIM in 2018, Team17, with its extensive portfolio of over 100 titles, embodies the spirit of independent games. In addition to the award-winning Overcooked!, Yoku’s Island Express, and the iconic Worms, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020, Team17 has helped bring critically acclaimed titles including Hell Let Loose, Moving Out, Golf With Your Friends, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Blasphemous, and The Escapists to gamers everywhere. Visit https://www.team17.com/ for more info.